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Running Barefoot

barefootMay actually improve your cognitive performance…

Article from: doTERRA Science

Fitness is an interminable series of fads, some backed up by legitimate science, others quickly debunked. The evolution of running is a perfect example of this—a fascinating and completely cyclical evolution. Over the last decade it has become increasingly popular to “run like our ancestors” in very minimalist footwear or even totally barefoot. Like any other craze, there are benefits and disadvantages to so-called “minimalist running,” but science has recently uncovered a fascinating benefit that has nothing to do with your half-marathon time.

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A Protective Blend of Essential Oils

protective blendI want to dedicate my 1st post as a doTERRA Certified Site to this product because it was probably the most influential product for me choosing doTERRA as the Essential oil company of my choice.

dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend
As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
  • Protects against environmental threats*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Promotes healthy circulation*
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

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Sandalwood Essential Oil

SandalwoodThe sweet, woody aroma of Indian Sandalwood is a reflection of the soothing benefits of the essential oil—which can be used for skin imperfections or to enhance mood during meditation.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy looking, smooth skin
  • Reduces the appearance of scars and skin imperfections
  • Enhances mood
  • Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties

Sandalwood is a name given to a class of fragrant woods that, unlike other aromatic woods, can retain their fragrance for decades. Both the wood and oil have been highly valued for centuries and Sandalwood has a documented history of many applications. It was traditionally used as an incense in religious ceremonies and for enhancing meditation, and the Egyptians used sandalwood for embalming. Sandalwood is very beneficial to the skin; it can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and it promotes a healthy, smooth complexion. Sandalwood has a sweet, woody aroma that can enhance mood and is frequently used in meditation for its grounding effects.

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Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint Essential OilSpearmint has a sweet, minty, fresh flavor and aroma. It is great to diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil. Also Great for cooking.

  • Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset*
  • Promotes a sense of focus and uplifts mood
  • Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath

Uses
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Keep away from eyes and sensitive skin.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thyme Essential Oil

  • ThymeAdd Thyme to your favorite daytime diffuser blend to promote a sense of alertness
  • Add to your winter routine to support a healthy immune system*
  • Provides cleansing and purifying effects for the skin
  • Use one to two drops in place of dried Thyme in your favorite recipes
  • Thyme has a stimulating aroma
  • Naturally repels insects

Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and purifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high thymol content, Thyme should be diluted with a Carrier Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.* Continue reading →

Tapioca an Alternative to Wheat Flour

Tapioca See full article by Dr Axe

With the rise in popularity of gluten-free baking in recent years, tapioca flour has become a staple for many people. Because cassava roots, from which tapioca is derived, are naturally very high in carbohydrates, tapioca starch is able to be extracted and made into gluten-free flour or “pearls.” These are used as a thickening agent in various kinds of foods or recipes — everything from pizza dough to pie filling.

Tapioca tastes mild and slightly sweet and is one of the purest forms of starch there is. Besides carbs/starch, it’s very low in other macronutrients or micronutrients (like protein, fats, and most vitamins and minerals). However, it’s totally gluten-free, low in calories and free from sugar — so it’s still overall useful in healthy, gluten-free cooking or baking, much like cassava flour.

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White Fir Essential Oil

White FirWhen working through difficult circumstances at home or at work, diffuse white fir to reduce stress.
After strenuous activity, massage into skin for soothing comfort.
On a day when deadlines are approaching, add one drop of White Fir to your shower to evoke feelings of energy and empowerment

  • Diffuse for an energizing effect
  • Evokes feelings of stability
  • Place a few drops on your terra-cotta ornaments for a bright holiday scent

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Diffuser Essential Oil Recipes

orange essential oilThis is a much-loved combo, and for good reason! It’s perfect to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up:
2 drops wild orange essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

This blend is wonderful for creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home. It’s bright and fresh:
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2 drops lemon essential oil
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Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange Essential OilAdd a drop to your water for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.* During colder temperatures, take one to two drops of Wild Orange in a capsule to support a healthy immune system.*

During clean up, use Wild Orange to cleanse and purify counter-tops, tables and other surfaces.  To improve your home’s scent and to purify the air, place a few drops on your air filter

Place one drop Wild Orange, Peppermint, and Frankincense in your hand. Rub hands together and inhale deeply for an energizing aroma. Continue reading →

The Difference between Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes

DigestiveEnzymes ProbioticsProbiotics are the beneficial bacteria or yeast. Taken after infection, the use of antibiotics or during periods of stress can assist your body to re-build these building block of your gut. They are Live microorganisms. Healthy probiotic balance your digestive system and have been said to decrease the aging process.

 

Digestive Enzymes are break down food so that your body can absorb it.

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Berry Bone builder

Bone BerriesHealthy Recipe found on: NutriBullet

Looking to build your skeletal strength? Be sure to Blast foods high in magnesium, including wheat bran, cashews, spinach, almonds and cacao. Like calcium, magnesium is stored in bone, contributing to skeletal strength and is released from the bones by osteoclast breakdown into the blood stream to assist other bodily functions.

Restore your lost magnesium stores with these foods – and starting with this Blast, a tasty mix of bone-building power.

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Wintergreen Essential Oil

WintergreenWintergreen contains the same active ingredient as Birch. Place a few drops of Wintergreen on a cotton ball and place in your gym bag. Wintergreen’s strong
scent will work to mask any odor.

  • Massage into hands, back, and legs for a soothing and warming sensation after exercise
  • Apply to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Diffuse for a sweet, uplifting aroma
  • Commonly used in oral health care products

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10 Processed-Food Secrets You Want to Know

Burger FriesThis Article from DrMercla.com view: Full Article

In the featured article,1 Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet, explains 10 reasons why you might want to think twice the next time you’re tempted to eat processed foods.

1. They’re Addictive and May Cause You to Overeat
Processing modifies or removes important components of food, like fiber, water and nutrients, changing the way they are digested and assimilated in your body. Continue reading →

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

YlangApply Ylang Ylang to the back of the neck for a
calming, uplifting effect. You might also blend it with a carrier oil and massage into back and shoulders to help reduce the effects of daily stress.

During the damaging heat of the summer, massage Ylang Ylang into your scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair as well as adding it to a carrier oil for a deep hair conditioner.

Ylang Ylang has a deep floral scent that is pleasant to blend with other essential oils.

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